Perfect late-to-work excuse: hot-air balloon lands on Parkes Way, causes traffic jam

Steve Evans
Megan Doherty
By Steve Evans, and Megan Doherty
Updated July 15 2022 - 6:43am, first published 12:45am
The balloon landed on the verge beside Parkes Way but the traffic was stopped out of safety. Picture: Supplied

Peak Canberra alert - a hot-air balloon landed on Parkes Way on Friday morning during peak-hour traffic.


Steve Evans

Steve Evans


Steve Evans is a reporter on The Canberra Times. He's been a BBC correspondent in New York, London, Berlin and Seoul and the sole reporter/photographer/paper deliverer on The Glen Innes Examiner in country New South Wales. "All the jobs have been fascinating - and so it continues."

Megan Doherty

Megan Doherty


I like telling local stories with integrity. My greatest hope is that someone will read my story and turn to someone in a cafe or in the next cubicle or across the breakfast table and say, "Did you hear about this?" Email:

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